Among the numerous people involved in the event, which included several local and state politicians, was West Virginia president James P. Clements and athletic director Oliver Luck and head coach Randy Mazey.
Throughout their speeches at the groundbreaking ceremonies, both Luck and Clements praised the work of the representatives in the House of Delegates and the Senate to help make the new stadium happen.
"We took it into extra innings as you will remember," Luck said. "But you kept your calm, stayed steady at the plate and you knocked it out of the park. And we appreciate that very much."